My review of Jill Osier’s should our undoing come down upon us white, winner of the 2013 Frost Place Competition, appears in the latest issue of Pleiades. Click here to read the title poem. And here and here to read a couple more poems from this wonderful collection.
This latest issue of Pleiades (34.2) also includes:
Features: Martha Collins introducing Sara Eliza Johnson, Jack Pendarvis introducing Maegan Poland, and Eleanor Goodman introducing Wang Xiaoni
Folio: Post-Troubles Belfast Poets: Jean Bleakney, Moyra Donaldson, Damian Smyth, Gearoid Mac Lochlainn, Sinead Morrissey, Leontia Flynn, Miriam Gamble, and Sam Riviere
Fiction: by Kate Crosby, Patrick Dacey, Venita Blackburn, S. Brady Tucker & Mary Troy
Essays: by Mark Halliday and Drew Calvert
Poems: by Andrew Grace, Joel Brouwer, Melissa Kwasny, Kuno Raeber, Peter Cooley, Katie Ford, Amy Sparks, Chana Bloch, David Dodd Lee, Sarah Murphy, Jason Olsen, Emily Ho, Carmen Gimenez-Smith, Dan Bellm, Bruce Whiteman, Maya Jewell Zeller, Rich Smith, C. Dylan Basset, Shane Mcrae, Cintia Santana, Laura Van Prooyen, Joshua Marie Wilkinson
To read a selection of work, click the cover below:
The new issue of Poet Lore is out with poems by Sherod Santos, Philip Fried, Martha Collins, Tom Chandler, John Bargowski, Todd Davis, Xue Di, Colette Inez, Greg McBride, and a portfolio by Burmese poet U Tin Moe (introduced by Christopher Merrill).
My thanks to the editors for including my poem “The Actual World.” Here is the first stanza:
for Jane Kenyon
After a week’s worth of rain
I pull dandelions from the yard,
wedge the taproots with a sturdy prong
until they slide from the earth
like fish bones tweezed from flesh.
I’ll be reading this Saturday at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival (Salem, MA) in the first session of “Poets with New Books.” The line-up includes: Jessica Bozek, Martha Collins, Joan Houlihan, David Surette, and Daniel Tobin. Please join us for this fantastic event! Click the poster above for time/location details.
I am very excited to have two poems published in the latest issue of The Southampton Review: “The End of Grief,” which is from my recent collection, Quality of Life, and “Beatitude,” which is from my new manuscript, The Actual World.
I am especially pleased to be included with such poets, writers, and artists including Robert Pinsky, Edwidge Danticat, Barry Blitt, Billy Collins, Rae Gouirand, Martha Hollander, Andrew Kozma, Michael Maslin, Marilyn Nelson, Rachel Pastan, Nahid Rachlin, Paula Whyman, and Siobhan Phillips.
To read a selection from this issue, click the cover above!